My daily life has been almost all digital recently, which has been fun and worthwhile but also overwhelming and too far away from spirits of the holidays and cabin trips of just a few weeks back. So, moments that have reminded me of that kind of freedom of landscape have been welcome. In the past week, two musical moments in particular have done the trick.
First, the preview of Marah’s coming Mountain Minstrelsy album. I’ve been excited for this album for a while — bringing old lumber-camp songs back to life — and preordered it right away. Cool, weird, sweet, likely great.
Second, AJ Lee’s cover of Dylan’s Tomorrow Is a Long Time, via Cover Lay Down’s recent compilation of “New Artists, Old Songs.” Beautiful.
If today was not a crooked highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all